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Chinese-American Restaurant Old Thousand Expands to Brentwood

The second location of Old Thousand opens this October with takeout service only

The General Tso’s Chicken at Old Thousand
The General Tso’s Chicken at Old Thousand
Cassandra Klepac Photography
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Old Thousand, the popular Central East Austin Chinese-American restaurant, is opening its second location over the weekend. The 4805 Burnet Road restaurant in Brentwood (where Noble Sandwich Co. used to be) will open on Sunday, October 4 for lunch and dinner with takeout and third-party delivery services only, for now.

On deck will be Old Thousand’s usual Chinese-American menu, ranging from the brisket fried rice to the mapo eggplant to mala fried chicken. The restaurant is known for offering a substantial vegan and vegetarian menu as well, including the kung pao cauliflower, salt and pepper tofu, and vegan fried rice made with Beyond meat. The new restaurant is meant to be more casual than its older sibling, offering counter-service rather than table-service, when it does open for dine-in.

Old Thousand is run by owner Ben Cachila, executive chef Jeff Brown, and sous chef Rhys Davis. The original restaurant along East 11th Street opened in 2016. This expansion was announced a year ago.

The Burnet Road address had been home to sandwich restaurant Noble, which opened in 2014 and closed in 2019 (its first location on 620 has been turned into a barbecue restaurant by the co-owners).

Both locations of Old Thousand are only offering takeout and delivery services (no dine-in service for now). Pickup orders can be placed online or over the phone at (737) 222-6637. The Brentwood restaurant’s hours will be from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and then from noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The interior of Old Thousand on Burnet Road
The interior of Old Thousand on Burnet Road
Cassandra Klepac Photography

Old Thousand [Brentwood]

4805 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78756 Visit Website

Old Thousand

1000 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (737) 222-6637 Visit Website